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“Great place to go for a walk or run”

Rodrigo de Freitas Lake
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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour: Ipanema, Leblon and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour Including Vermelha Beach and Arpoador
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Private Kids Photo Tour Including Lagoa Aventura
Ranked #17 of 721 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Primarily a recreation area for Cariocas, the 5-mile pathway circling the lake is popular for walkers, skaters, and cyclists. In the evening there may be live music, and kiosks serving drinks and food.
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Great place to go for a walk or run”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Going to the lake for a run or a walk is really fun and is where many locals do their workout. But you also have some kiosks of different food options where you can sit and have food and drinks.

Visited January 2013
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“Good for a cycle around noon”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

The lake is beautifully lit by the setting sun during summer, so if you take your bike, try watching the sunset and then going to Parque dos Patins (just follow the lake, ask around, everyone knows it) to grab a bite. On weekends there are lots of attractions for children at Parque dos Patins.

Visited December 2012
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Miami, Florida
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“Sorry I missed the x-mas tree”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Beautiful lake, sorry that i wasn't there when they light up the christmas tree.
But a great place to see and be seen on sunday, ride your bike and just enjoy the carioca way of life

Visited November 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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“The Lake in the Heart of Rio's South Side”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas is surrounded by some of the most sophisticated neighborhoods of Rio - including Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana. But the lake in itself is a major attraction. It is surrounded by parks, bicycle lanes, the Jockey Club, and movieplex Lagoon. Cycling, jogging, rowing, dog runs, there is enough to keep everyone happy and entertained. Some of the food kiosks are excellent!

Visited September 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Love”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Love it here, it's a great spot to just relax, ride bikes and spend the day at. You can buy coco verdes, ice cream, and rent bikes. There are a few restaurants and bars as well ( a bit pricey).

Visited October 2012
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